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    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1839)

    Russia, the United States, Iran and other countries have been notified in advance of Ankara’s military campaign to clear the northern Syrian town of Jarablus form the Daesh jihadist group, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Wednesday.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) – The Turkish armed forces, backed by the US-led coalition aircraft, launched a campaign dubbed "Euphrates Shield" to clear Jarablus of extremist militants in the early hours of Wednesday.

    Kurtulmus said in an interview with Al Jazeera that, in addition to Moscow, Washington and Tehran, the "entire world community" is informed of the Turkish campaign.

    Ankara says the mission aims to clear the cross-border town of Daesh, while Kurdish self-defense units and Damascus condemn the move as an incursion on their territory.

    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1839)


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